Youth Cricket

Western Bay of Plenty Cricket's Youth Summer 2023/24 Season will begin on Saturday October 28th 2022. The Term 4 grades will consist of 7 weekends of cricket played up to and including Saturday 9th of December 2022.

In 2023, the Term 1 grades will commence on Saturday 10th February. 7 weekends of cricket will be played up to and including Saturday 23rd of March. 

In Term 4 2023, we have 9 teams entered into Division 5 (College Grade) and a crossover match with a Rotorua/Taupo team to avoid the bye. 

For more information on Playing Conditions for College grades click on this link:

WBOPCA College Grade Playing Conditions


Western Bay of Plenty Cricket now has a Code of Conduct for all participants in any grade of cricket, including junior cricket. 

This Code of Conduct is detailed within this document:

WBOPCA Terms & Conditions

There is also a judicial process for junior cricket Code of Conduct breaches outlined in this document, and here below:


Whenever possible Coaches and Managers should make reasonable attempts to diffuse and resolve Code of Conduct issues on game day at the ground.

Also, many WBOPCA Clubs and Schools have active committees and their own Code of Conduct procedures and therefore may be able to deal with minor game related issues internally. Please reach out to these committees via their Club websites if you feel able to do so. 

Failing this, any player, coach, manager, umpires, parent, or spectator of WBOPCA controlled games who feel there is a breach of the above Code of Conduct, can choose to lodge a complaint to Western Bay of Plenty Cricket Association’s judicial panel.  Such notification must be made using this Google Form below within 3 days of the event. Any concerns regarding WBOPCA’s complaints procedure can be directed to the Board Chair -

WBOPCA Junior Code of Conduct Complaint Form

Lodged complaints will be adjudicated on by a judicial panel, composed of at least 2 WBOPCA board members. This committee will determine and communicate the adjudication timeframes for the complaint and responses. The defendant/s will be given the opportunity to read the details of the complaint and to respond in writing. The judicial panel will determine if a physical hearing is warranted but in any event, will consider the views expressed in writing by all parties. The committee may choose to approach other parties associated with the grade to establish if patterns of behaviour support or do not support the nature of the complaint.

The disciplinary committee may impose penalties to individuals and/or teams as follows:

First breach (of any nature): The individual/s, team, and club to which the team belongs shall receive a written warning of the consequences of a further breach from the WBOPCA Operations and Competitions Manager or other member of the judicial panel on WBOPCA’s behalf.

Second breach (of any nature): The individual/s, team, and club to which the team belongs may be required to engage in restorative and/or educational practices led by WBOPCA who may engage outside resources from Bay of Plenty Cricket Association, Northern Districts Cricket Association, Sport Bay of Plenty, and/or New Zealand Cricket for this purpose.

Third breach (of any nature): May result in the suspension of individual/s and or teams from WBOPCA controlled games for a period of time.

There may be instances where WBOPCA finds the Code of Conduct to have been breached in such a manner that demand an immediate escalation of penalty beyond that which is commensurate with the first and/or second breach above. Such instances would involve physical assault, acts of violence, use or supply of alcohol or other illegal substances, or use of language or gestures that offend, insult, disparage or vilify another person on the basis of that person’s race, religion, gender, colour, descent or origin. 

Any penalties imposed at any time will be communicated in writing to the defendant/s and to the Club or School associated with the defendant, and where felt appropriate, to others as well.